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I can't think straight and I get confused easily. When im free I don't know what to do and im just irritated and dazed?

I can't think straight and I get confused easily. When im free I don't know what to do and im just irritated and dazed?

Get a consult: I'm not sure why you are confused, but think you need to speak with a therapist. You may want to 1st talk to your primary care physician to rule out a medical issue, but talking to a therapist will help you figure out what is behind your confusion. ...Read more

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I have balance issues, along with brain fog, and concentration issues. I stutter, I stumble, and I get confused easily. All my blood work is normal.

I have balance issues, along with brain fog, and concentration issues. I stutter, I stumble, and I get confused easily. All my blood work is normal.

Balance problem: Thank you for informing about your concerns.
“I have -concentration issues. I stutter, and I get confused easily” are likely due to stress and lack of confidence in yourself.
“I have balance issues I stumble” may be due to possible Diagnosis of Thyroid status, Vitamin B 12 deficiency, inner ear problem or Neurologic problem.

See Neurologist for Diagnosis.
See Psychiatrist for stress, self-esteem ...Read more

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I have terrible migraines that last hours and I twitch before I go to bed at night. Do you think I have simple partial seizures? I also get confused easily. I forget things easily.

I have terrible migraines that last hours and I twitch before I go to bed at night. Do you think I have simple partial seizures? I also get confused easily. I forget things easily.

While: While there is an association of migraines with seizures, the history is certainly not diagnostic. A few questions would be in order:

how long have you had migraines?
Do your headaches come with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound?
Are there any triggers?
Is there a family history of headaches or seizures?
Have you ever lost consciousness or suffered significant head trauma?

I would suggest you see a neurologist to sort these things out and determine your best course of action.

Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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I am always tired. Dizzy spells. Headaches. And I am having trouble remembering things I just did. I also get confused easily. I'm a 24yr old female?

I am always tired. Dizzy spells. Headaches. And I am having trouble remembering things I just did. I also get confused easily. I'm a 24yr old female?

Try neurology: Those symptoms are unfortunately common, and can occur with many syndromes. If your primary doc has ruled out hormonal problems, try a neurologist next. You could also check *reputable* medical reference websites like medscape. Com or others. Hope you get a diagnosis soon! ...Read more

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Smart (top of class) but easily confused by social interactions. Have trouble articulating myself. Get obsessed about things. Disorder? HFA?

Smart (top of class) but easily confused by social interactions. Have trouble articulating myself. Get obsessed about things. Disorder? HFA?

Couldn't say: Until I met you; then. Would be pretty easy.
Possibilities include:
1) normal and shy and adolescent
2) normal and anxiety
3) Asberger's syndrome; but... very unusual for someone with it to notice it... so.... a bit unlikely
4) beginning into Schizophrenia (also, very unusual to notice it and would have MANY more symptoms)
5) cultural problems. If newly introduced to a new culture. Happens. ...Read more

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Struggling w/connective tissue disease. Flares r well controlled but often get episodes of feeling like I'm in bad fog/easily confused. Makes job hard?

Struggling w/connective tissue disease. Flares r well controlled but often get episodes of feeling like I'm in bad fog/easily confused. Makes job hard?

Yes: If your question is whether there is a connection between cognitive clouding and connective tissue diseases (ctds). Patients with fibromyalgia often complain about cognitive clouding, and the most current understanding is that the cognitive issues are a component of the illness. Other ctds are associated with widespread inflammation, and inflammation has been implicated in cognitive problems. ...Read more

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Have unspecified category of ctd. Prior to a flare, get lightheaded & brain fog so bad I can't think straight;easily confused. Is this common in ctd? Why

Must? The cause: These symptoms are common complaints with ctd, but they are also common complaints with fibromyalgia. There are many contributing factors such as anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation or non-refreshing sleep, and medication side effects. You probably need to speak to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more

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Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Sleep deprivation: Generally 4.5 hours of sleep per night is not enough for most people and will predictably create some irritability, problems with concentration and recall, and fatigue. Of course this begs the question of why one would be getting such little sleep - medications, drugs, a mood disorder or medical condition. If sleeping more doesn't help it woudl be generally wise to get medical consultation. ...Read more

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Is it normal as a 42 yr old woman to find yourself confused and making simple mistakes daily?

Is it normal as a 42 yr old woman to find yourself confused and making simple mistakes daily?

No: If anyone suddenly has a change in how they are functioning, that could be a sign of an underlying problem. I suggest having an examination by a qualified physician and to get this checked out. It could be something easily diagnosed and treated, but something which could worsen without the appropriate attention. As your symptoms could be many things, I choose to not just make guesses. ...Read more

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Confused? Did vision get worse? Before: OD: - 2.00 - 0.05 x 105, OS: - 2.00 - 0.25 x 075. Now: Right: - 2.50, left: - 2.75.

Confused? Did vision get worse? Before: OD: - 2.00 - 0.05 x 105, OS: - 2.00 - 0.25 x 075. Now: Right: - 2.50, left: - 2.75.

Vision is OK: What you are describing, is a small change in the glasses prescription. That does not mean that your vision is "worse". Everybody's glasses prescription changes over time, and this is nothing to be worried about. Only if you are not able to see clearly out of the new glasses, should you be concerned. If that is the case, go back to your eye doctor and have it reevaluated. ...Read more

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I get confused, many say there is a definite risk from giving oral, and others say it's theoretical and there's no documented case. Which is true?

I get confused, many say there is a definite risk from giving oral, and others say it's theoretical and there's no documented case. Which is true?

Maybe it's all true: If a person engages in these types of fun activities, things can happen. Such a person MUST be able to handle the risks (high or low) or else will suffer from recurrent worries about having some disease from such activities. Therefore, only those who don't overthink stuff, should engage in such fun activities. The risk is there. If it is super low, there is no need to screen patients differently. ...Read more

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If I'm due on the 05/3/13, doesn't that mean I'm 3 months now that its november? I really am confused with these weeks things, can I please get help.

If I'm due on the 05/3/13, doesn't that mean I'm 3 months now that its november? I really am confused with these weeks things, can I please get help.

ASK: Ask you ob/gyn for clarification. Remember than pregnancy is usually 40 weeks long. Count from the last known period. Would not get too worried about the exact weeks yet. You have a ways to go so just enjoy! ...Read more

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How does someone get leukemia I'm very confused about it?

How does someone get leukemia I'm very confused about it?

Random: We do not know definite causes for leukemia although exposure to higher doses of radiation (such as accidental exposures like chernobyl) are associated with an increased risk. One theory of leukemias and other cancers is that random genetic mutations or mistakes lead to cancer. ...Read more

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What is other illnesses are measles easily confused with?

What is other illnesses are measles easily confused with?

Many, many, many: Though cough, coryza, and koplik spots are things medical students memorize, in real-life, it is easily missed unless you are thiking about it. Some other diagnoses includes: influenza, strept throat, viral syndrome, mono... ...Read more

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What causes me to get really confused when hear I different languages?

What causes me to get really confused when hear I different languages?

Poor understanding?: You get confused? You mean, you can't understand the language, like a foreign language? Or, do you mean you become confused and then can no longer understand english? I guess I'm confused about what you mean as getting "really confused." if you don't know how to speak or understand the language, it stands to reason you are confused and can't interpret what is being said. ...Read more

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Supposed to get qsart test, read about it, I'm confused about how it works?

Supposed to get qsart test, read about it, I'm confused about how it works?

Electrodes: Stimulate your skin to sweat. The measured response is gong to tell them how your autonomic system is working ...Read more

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Can you get 15 days of positive opk in a row. ..what might be happening? . very confused

Can you get 15 days of positive opk in a row. ..what might be happening? . very confused

OPK: The accuracy of OPK varies - a 15 day LH surge is not physiological so it's either a bad test or you have a very unusual ovulation. I recommend once you get a positive there is no good reason to continue testing further, hope this helps. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I get full erection. But when I start doing it with my partner, I get confused & erection goes away. What can I do to make it normal/fine :/?

I get full erection. But when I start doing it with my partner, I get confused & erection goes away. What can I do to make it normal/fine :/?

Find the cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to weigh yourself, I get so confused I weigh myself in the am...Or pm & it says 1 thing & then a different....

Mornings: First thing in the morning, empty your bladder no clothes before you eat or drink anything. This is a great way to compare your daily weekly and monthly trends. ...Read more

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I am confused how can I get that my cycle is 28 days if I had last feb 19 to march 19 is 28 but march 19 to april is 30. Help I am confused : (?

I am confused how can I get that my cycle is 28 days if I had last feb 19 to march 19 is 28 but march 19 to april is 30. Help I am confused : (?

Don't worry: Always count the first day of your period as day 1. Months don't have the same number or days so your period will not always fall exactly. A cycle length of 28-32 is very normal. ...Read more

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My wife is getting confused and her words are getting jumbled she can t seem to say simple sentences. This is a couple times a day. She is 78.?

My wife is getting confused and her words are getting jumbled she can t seem to say simple sentences. This is a couple times a day. She is 78.?

Brain: Get her checked out asap, the differential diagnosis could be anywhere from stroke to intermittent mini stoke (tia), urine infection, dementia. Etc
she needs a work up now to find out the reason, including brain scan, urine test, blood test, carotid ultrasound etc. ...Read more

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I'm confused some doctors say BP should go up upon standing some say down. Mine was going down now it rises can I get a few more opinions on normal?

I'm confused some doctors say BP should go up upon standing some say down. Mine was going down now it rises can I get a few more opinions on normal?

Both are right: There are multiple variables affecting blood pressure moment to moment. If the reflex that squeezes the veins to return blood to the heart is a wee bit sluggish or you're a bit volume depleted, it'll drop. If standing up took a little adrenaline, it'll rise. You're a human being, not a bunch of numbers. Life's hard enough without obsessing over measurements. Ask, "how do you feel? ". ...Read more

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I really get confused when trying to remember things (dates, events, what happens in social life) however I remeber things much better in my studies?

I really get confused when trying to remember things (dates, events, what happens in social life) however I remeber things much better in my studies?

Focus, interest: You memory differences may stem from how much attention, focus and interest you have between personal and school projects. Try and convince yourself that each demand similar attention. ...Read more

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I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr. S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

Clarification….: Comment a little more on your question, please? I'd love to answer, but am not clear about your question. Were you diagnosed with onj without taking any medications and wonder why doctors are asking or assuming your history of bone-treating drug use? ...Read more

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Can a Dx of dissociative disorder get confused for schizoaffective disorder? Are the two similar?

They can be confused: These are two very different diagnoses, but can be confused as they share similarities. Dissociative Disorder is a disconnection from reality and lack of continuity of thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions or identity. Usually a protective reaction to psychological trauma. Schizoaffective Disorder is a mood disorder, e.g. Depression or Bipolar, with psychoses such as hallucinations/delusions. ...Read more